Ole ole ole ole - Back by popular demand "Fit4Soccer" kicks off just in time
for the World Cup

TORONTO, June 7 /CNW/ - Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world and soccer players are known to be some of the best-conditioned athletes. Back by popular demand, Fit4Soccer starts this month at Extreme Fitness just in-time for the World Cup. Freestyle Soccer guru Eli Freeze from www.freestylesoccer.ca will lead this high energy soccer themed functional group fitness program, guaranteed to improve your coordination, build endurance and stamina and increase your strength and power specifically for the game of soccer.

The 60-minute class teaches participants the basics of freestyle ball control, and drills needed to efficiently carry the soccer ball across the field. Participants of the class are urged to wear their favorite world cup soccer jersey to spice up competition, rivalry and energy in the class.

"Performing Freestyle Soccer requires participants to be focused on every movement, maneuvering the ball and their body as if it were one," said Freestyle Soccer master and Fit4Soccer creator Eli Freeze. "I believe that combining Freestyle Soccer with fitness through Fit4Soccer is a great way for the everyday person to reap the benefits from the sport and get in shape in a new and dynamic way."

Fit4Soccer is designed and led by Steve Elias, "ELI FREEZE" and his team of Freestyle Soccer masters. Eli is the pioneer of the art of Freestyle Soccer and is undisputed the best in North America. Prior to being crowned North American Champion, Nike Football ranked Eli No. 1 Freestyler in the world for four consecutive years. He has excited, thrilled and entertained millions of people across the world at half-time shows, conferences, corporate functions, TV appearances, commercials and soccer camps. For more information about Eli Freeze and his soccer programs, please visit www.freestylesoccer.ca

The format of the Fit4Soccer class mimics a soccer game. Participants develop strength though short bursts of speed in a variety of actions such as stopping, turning and directional changes. The instructors of Fit4Soccer are all professional Freestyle Soccer masters and will teach participants the secrets to their ball control skills and the art of Freestyle Soccer. Fit4Soccer is a unique way to get fit, learn some new soccer skills and have fun.

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world and soccer players are known to be some of the best-conditioned athletes. How many overweight soccer players can you spot during the World Cup? Can you say the same for all professional sports? Not really, there are quite a few hefty American football players and a number of well-gutted baseball stars. The concept of Fit4Soccer is ideal for people who want to get a lean and trim physique much like the British soccer sex symbol David Beckham who is known for his rock star abs. It has been proven that interval training is much more effective at burning body fat than cardio alone. This is a big reason why soccer players are absolutely ripped.

Jacque Walters is the VP of Group Fitness and is responsible for the development of new group fitness classes at all thirteen Extreme Fitness locations.

"Our signature specialty Group Fitness programs at Extreme Fitness are designed to give members an elevated level of instruction in seasonal, or highly specialized sporting or athletic ventures," says Jacque. "Whether it's improving golf or soccer skills in Fit4Golf and Fit4Soccer, or simply working out while looking for a special mate during Fit2SpeedDate, an Extreme membership provides unique and exciting Group Fitness benefits."

Fit4Soccer classes are free for members of Extreme Fitness. For non-members who would like to sample the class, Extreme Fitness is offering one free trial class at no charge. To receive a free pass, email fit4soccer@extrmremefitness.ca and Extreme Fitness will reply with a pass that can be printed and brought into to one of the three locations offering the Fit4Soccer class.

                           JUNE 2nd - AUGUST 27th

                               YONGE & DUNDAS
                               319 Yonge Street

                           Wednesday nights at 7pm
                       Beginning June 2nd - August 24th

                           Friday nights at 5:30pm
                        Beginning June 4th - Aug 27th

                          3495 Lawrence Avenue East

                           Friday nights at 5:30pm
                        Beginning June 4th - Aug 27th

For the latest information on Fit4Soccer, please visit www.extremefitness.ca

Extreme Fitness

Founded in 1995, Extreme Fitness currently has 13 fitness clubs in the Greater Toronto Area and approximately 100,000 members. Extreme Fitness is a portfolio company of Falconhead Capital, LLC (www.falconheadcapital.com), a private equity firm established in 1998 to provide investors with significant long-term capital appreciation by investing globally in consumer-focused businesses in the leisure, lifestyle, recreation and related categories. In addition to Extreme Fitness, Falconhead Capital's current and prior portfolio include, among others, Growing Family, Inc., Escort, Inc., National Powersport Auctions, Premier Salons International, Maritime Telecommunications Network, and ESPN Classic Europe. For more information, please visit www.extremefitness.ca


For further information: For further information: Extreme Fitness Media Contact, Alison Stephens, Public Relations, (416) 303-0947, alison.stephens@depictpr.com

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